Every hero eventually returns home to impart what was learned on the journey. American mythologist Joseph Campbell says as much in his foundational work The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949) and the formula continues to play out to this day in literature, movies, and just about any medium that can support a narrative arc. The latest issue of H&M Magazine follows one heroic band’s return home in a story by photographer Emma Summerton and stylist Gro Curtis. This is not just any band, however it is Lucky Blue Smith, Pyper America Smith, Daisy Clementine Smith, and Starlie Cheyenne better known as The Atomics, who venture back to their childhood home town of Spanish Fork, Utah. Although the Smith family has resided in Los Angeles for the past three years, their roots nevertheless run deep enough to make the occasion poignant and even a little weird. “Coming from LA and New York, doing shoots with famous photographers, then returning to a school with farms around it. That was kind of weird,” admits Lucky speaking with H&M Magazine. Truth is, these three sisters and their brother have long outgrown the city of nearly 40 thousand, but have learned enough on their global quest to make the absolute most of it. Wearing the latest from offerings from H&M set against a backdrop of picturesque Utah, The Atomics look out of this world.

Please visit hm.com to see the Emma Summerton story in full. Also be sure to read the full interview with The Atomics and see pictures by Chadwick Tyler.

Credits include: Publication, H&M Magazine 1 November 2016; Title, “The Atomics in Autumn’s Coolest Fashion Story”; Photography, Emma Summerton at CLM; Styling, Gro Curtis at Quadriga; Hair, Johnnie Sapong; Makeup, Hinako.

Daisy Clementine Smith & Pyper America Smith | H&M Magazine 1 November 2016 (Photography: Emma Summerton)

Daisy Clementine Smith & Pyper America Smith | H&M Magazine 1 November 2016 (Photography: Emma Summerton)